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WETA
Aug 9, 2013 7:00pm EDT
don't work and it takes an hour on average for detroit police to respond to 9-1-1 calls. hari sreenivasan looks at the motor city's battle amid bankruptcy. >> detroiters are so used to bad news, and they are so used to things not really breaking our way, and they're used to getting up the next morning and going, "well, i can't stop, i've got to keep going, i've got to keep trying." >> woodruff: david brooks and ruth marcus analyze the week's news. >> brown: and yes, those are goats in that graveyard. more than a hundred of them. kwame holman tells us what they're doing in this historic washington, d.c., cemetery. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and
WETA
Aug 7, 2013 6:30pm EDT
positive news for the detroit area tonight. chrysler announced plans to spend $52 million on two plants located south of the city. the investment will add an asemiblee line. and the auto maker will also be hiring, nearly 300 jobs. >>> well, there is a renewed push in this country from big retailers to small manufacturers to buy products made here in the u.s. but may be easier said than done. jane wells goes on a shopping spree to see how hard it is to buy american. >> careful. >> reporter: shopping these days is like going to the united nations, the whole world is in your cart. pakistan, china, usa. >> reporter: do we care where most things come from? >> made in america. made in thailand. made in canada. >> reporter: nearly half of americans say they would be more likely to buy a product if stamped made in the usa. 60% of consumers would be willing to pay an extra 10% for american made. >> i don't pay attention to where it was created. >> sometimes i do, sometimes i don't. >> i would like to see more products made in the u.s. but at the same time i know there is a will be. >> if
WETA
Aug 20, 2013 7:00pm EDT
from detroit, taking the placement of puppies very seriously, saying we match the puppy to the right family. enter the first family. michelle obama welcomed sunny, named for her cheerful disposition, with a tweet. president obama chimed in, welcome to the family, sunny. the obamas chose another allergy friendly portuguese water dog like bo because of 15- year-old malea's allergies. >> they are fun dogs. and easy to train. >> we caught up with a dog trainer in new york. >> what type of training would you recommend for sunny? >> to remember that even sunny is a year old, doesn't mean they need help to adjust. you need to make sure you're teaching your dog to greet people politely, to sit, the breed tends to be jumpy. >> bo has won the hearts of the nation gracing the cover of the new yorker, and the obamas' christmas card last year. when elected to his second term he had this to say. >> one dog is enough. >> michelle thought bo needed a playmate. >> it would be beneficial so they can burn off energy, mental and physical. >> how does bo really feel about his new little sister? >> you kn
WETA
Aug 24, 2013 6:30pm EDT
to the grosse public library outside of detroit it's not always for a book. >> i have a tool on dereserve. >> reporter: that's right a tool, a tree trimmer. he says it's a better dotool th owning him. if you bought that how many times would you use it. >> that's point, only once a year. >> reporter: everything from an adjustable wrench to "x" an exacto knife. they're still looking for y and z. libraries aren't just for books anymore. dvds are common on library shelves but the skokie, illinois, library, has things to make digital video, flip cams, laptops and small video cameras. >> so i can put it on my head. >> reporter: that you can wear. >> we have people using a go pro camera for extreme stuff. >> reporter: librarians say it's shifting from a world of print to digital content, offering things that can't be downloaded like telescopes and steel drums. kids are drawn to the musical tools like electronic synthesizers. some chicago public libraries offer a quieter attraction for kids, fishing poles. at the sherman park branch on the city's south side, cameron and jeremiah cook do
WETA
Aug 8, 2013 7:00pm EDT
friday, we'll consider what bankruptcy means for already battered detroit. i'm gwen ifill >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening with david brooks and ruth marcus, among others. thanks for joining us. good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org vo:geico, committed to providing service to its auto insurance customers for over 70 years. more information on auto insurance at geico.com or 1-800-947-auto any time of the day or night.
WETA
Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm EDT
] well, this is kind of sad. just a few hours ago, detroit became the largest city in u.s. history to file for bankruptcy. [ groans ] that's financial bankruptcy. don't confuse that with l.a. that's moral bankruptcy. [ laughter ] that is total -- that is totally different. that is totally different. this is financial. hey, anybody catch the espys last night? did you watch the espys? [ cheers ] my favorite part was the red carpet arrivals. take a look. take a look. >> jay: a lot of stars. that's one of the gymnasts there. from the nba, there's lebron. lebron james. dwyane wade. dwyane wade. here are the players from the nfl arriving. here they are. [ laughter ] some of the nfl guys. that's all the nfl guys. that was very exciting. [ cheers and applause ] it was great seeing the cincinnati bengals. that was fun. i enjoyed that. well, how about this? a key witness for the prosecution in the racketeering and murder trial of boston crime boss whitey bulger was found dead this week. who could have seen that coming? [ laughter ] what? a witness in a mob trial dead? turned out the guy suffere
WETA
Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm EDT
roster will have at it against the rams. with tom brady and the patriots, on the road in detroit, kind of like what we saw from the ravens. not quite as good. struggled. -- only ninets points scored. matthew stafford, over the middle. check out the final of this one. detroit the tory us, 40-9. overall results mean virtually nothing. now we know. the ravens will be kicking off the regular season in denver. that's going to be a lot of fun. one more check of the forecast coming up after this. grandma, your biscuits are the best! these are from dunkin'. granny! i have a life, you know. oh, that's for me. ooh! dunkin's new chicken biscuit sandwich is a tender breaded chicken filet on a southern-style biscuit. grab one today. america runs on dunkin'. caramel mocha. caramel almond. caramel turtle. [ sighs ] that would've been awkward. th dunkin's caramel iced coffee flavors, there are more ways than ever to love caramel. try the new caramel coconut today. america runs on dunkin'. a couple of showers still have to come through here. the front is still not through. to humidity levels start draw
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